Opinion

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South Dakota covers up sex abuse of Native foster children

Forced into sexually abusive foster care; incredible and atrocious as it may sound, that is the fate the state of South Dakota assigned to several Lakota children through its Department of Social Services.

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Newspaper Guild blasts government moves against journalists

The Newspaper Guild's executive council is blasting official government moves to crack down on journalists both in the U.S. and abroad.

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A salute to Fidel Castro on his 87th birthday

It is very hard to think of a more important world leader than Fidel.

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Is South Dakota being “demonized” over treatment of Native Americans?

South Dakota is a hotbed of virulent racism, perhaps without parallel anywhere else in the U.S.

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Mandela – schmaltzy icon or revolutionary leader?

Sooner or later the news will break that Nelson Mandela has died, and the frenzy whipped up by the media about 'what will happen next' will resume.

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Reza Aslan, FOX News, and Islamophobia

I thought of Sartre's "Anti-Semite and Jew" when I heard about the recent FOX News television interview with Reza Aslan.

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Your mailman and the old lady who died alone

If we don't rethink our strategy, the community will no longer support Saturday delivery, because we did not support them when they asked for our help.

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Fast food strikers teach some important lessons

In New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit and other major cities - most recently, Seattle - workers have demanded "$15 and a union."

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New York mayoral race: look at social forces behind candidates

The most important criterion for judging the New York City mayoral candidates is who are the social forces behind them.

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Quakers unite, and inspire, on gun violence

The Religious Society of Friends, known as Quakers, have an expression called "holding in the light..."

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